Gordon Lyon

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Gordon Lyon
Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon.jpg
Lyon in San Francisco, California
Residence Palo Alto, California
Other names Fyodor Vaskovich
Known for Nmap
Website
http://insecure.org/fyodor/

Gordon Lyon (also known by his pseudonym Fyodor Vaskovich) is a network security expert, open source programmer, writer, and a hacker. He authored the open source Nmap Security Scanner and numerous books, web sites, and technical papers focusing on network security. Lyon is a founding member of the Honeynet Project and Vice President of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.

Personal life[edit]

Lyon has been active in the network security community since the mid-1990s. His handle, Fyodor, was taken from Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Most of his programming is done in the C, C++, and Perl programming languages. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

Web sites[edit]

Lyon maintains several network security web sites:

  • Nmap.Org — Documents the Nmap Security Scanner and provides it for download.
  • SecTools.Org — The top 100 network security tools (ranked by thousands of Nmap users)
  • SecLists.Org — Archive of the most common security mailing lists
  • Insecure.Org — His main site, offering security news/updates, exploit world archive, and other misc. security resources.

Published books[edit]

Lyon has written and co-authored several books:

Interviews[edit]

Public interviews with Lyon/Vaskovich have been posted by SecurityFocus, Slashdot, Whitedust, Zone-H, TuxJournal, Safemode, and Google. Many of these provide more personal details than his official bio page does.

Conferences[edit]

Lyon attends and speaks at many security conferences. He has presented at DEFCON, CanSecWest, FOSDEM, IT Security World, Security Masters' Dojo, ShmooCon, IT-Defense, SFOBug, and others.

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